Back in basketball after turning down the offer to play for Connecticut and taking some time off to play volleyball for Deleware, Elena Delle Donne yesterday led the Delaware Blue Hens to their first ever CAA Championship. The Blue Hens also set a record this year for wins with 27, and cracked the Top 25 national ranking for the first time ever.
Basketball/volleyball player Elena Delle Donne from her McDonald’s All-American days.
Although she took a lot of flack a couple of years back for turning her back on a scholarship to Connecticut to go play volleyball (and then later, come back to basketball) for Delaware, closer to her home, I always thought back then that Elena Delle Donne, was very brave in making her decision that angered a lot of UConn fans who were hoping for yet another superstar.
So, it’s very nice to see her making her mark for Team USA in the World University Games, where she is currently the USA’s leading scorer through the tournament so far.